Dr David Low

Honorary Lecturer
+61 2 6268 8739
+61 2 6268 8786

LOCATION

Room 121a PEMS South (Bldg 26)School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • PUBLICATIONS

Books

Mendez A; Kirkup L; Low DJ; Mills DR; Rayner A; Swan G; Zadnik M; Feteris S; Livett M; Merchant A, 2005, Snapshots - Good Learning and Teaching in Physics, Original, AUTC and the Carrick Institute, Vic

Book Chapters

Low DJ; Wilson K; Zadnik M, 2005, 'The changing nature of students: Implications for teaching', in Learning outcomes and curriculum development in Physics, edn. Original, AUTC (Aust. Universities Teaching Committee), School of Physics, Monash Uni VIC

Journal articles

Low DJ; Wilson KF, 2017, 'The role of competing knowledge structures in undermining learning: Newton's second and third laws', American Journal of Physics, vol. 85, pp. 54 - 65, 10.1119/1.4972041

Low DJ; Wilson KF, 2017, 'Weight, the normal force and Newton's third law', Teaching Science, vol. 63, pp. 17 - 26

Wilson K; Low D; Verdon M; Verdon A, 2016, 'Differences in gender performance on competitive physics selection tests', Physical Review Physics Education Research, vol. 12, 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.020111

Wilson KF; Low DJ, 2015, '"On second thoughts...": Changes of mind as an indication of competing knowledge structures', American Journal of Physics, vol. 83, pp. 802 - 808, 10.1119/1.4928131

Reeder MJ; Smith RK; Taylor JR; Low DJ; Arnup SJ; Muir L; Thomsen G, 2013, 'Diurnally forced convergence lines in the australian tropics', Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol. 139, pp. 1283 - 1297, 10.1002/qj.2021

Taylor JR; Segal NJ; Bradshaw MR; Low DJ, 2013, 'Verification of RASS-measured temperature profiles using a radio-controlled model glider', Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, vol. 119, pp. 197 - 206, 10.1007/s00703-012-0228-2

Mendez A; Pollard J; Sharma MD; Mills DR; Gribble SJ; Hagon S; Kirkup L; Livett M; Low D; Merchant A, 2008, 'Australian physics bachelors and honours graduates in industry: Where are they? How well prepared are they?', Australian Physics, vol. 45, pp. 21 - 24

Sharma M; Pollard J; Mendez A; Mills D; O'Byrne J; Scott D; Hagon S; Gribble J; Kirkup L; Livett M, 2008, 'What does a physics undergraduate education give you? A perspective from Australian physics', European Journal of Physics, vol. 29, pp. 59 - 72, 10.1088/0143-0807/29/1/006

Taylor JR; Kossmann M; Low DJ; Zawar-Reza P, 2005, 'Summertime easterly surges in southeastern Australia: A case study of thermally forced flow', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 54, pp. 213 - 223

Taylor JR; Low DJ; Woods GJ, 2004, 'Remote sensing of the dynamic stability of the atmospheric boundary layer', Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, vol. 85, pp. 101 - 113

Taylor JR; Low DJ; Aryal P; Woods G, 2000, 'Remote Sensing from the Ground Up : A High-Resolution View of the Boundary Layer', Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, pp. 111 - 116

Griffiths M; Reeder MJ; Low DJ; Vincent RA, 1998, 'Observations of a cut-off low over southern Australia', Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol. 124, pp. 1109 - 1132, 10.1256/smsqj.54804

Low DJ; Adachi T; Tsuda T, 1998, 'MU radar-RASS measurements of tropospheric turbulence parameters', Meteorologische Zeitschrift, vol. 7, pp. 345 - 354

Griffiths M; Reeder MJ; Low DJ; Vincent RA, 1998, 'Observations of a cut-off low over southern Australia', QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol. 124, pp. 1109 - 1132, 10.1256/smsqj.54804

Conference Papers

Wilson KF; Low DJ, (ed.), 2016, 'Reducing the gender gap in first-year physics performance', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2016, UniServe Science, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, The University of Queensland, pp. 246 - 253, presented at 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (22nd Annual UniServe Science Conference), The University of Queensland, 28 - 30 September 2016

Low DJ; Wilson KF, (ed.), 2015, 'Persistent Gender Gaps in First-Year Physics Assessment Questions', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 118 - 124, presented at The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Western Australia, 30 September - 01 October 2015, http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISME/article/view/8775

Wilson KF; Low DJ, (ed.), 2015, 'Smart girls know how to use a screwdriver', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 125 - 131, presented at The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Western Australia, 30 September - 01 October 2015, http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISME/article/view/8772

Low DJ; Wilson KF, (eds.), 2014, 'Teachability: It's harder to teach a young dog new tricks', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2014, UniServe Science, University of Sydney, University of Sydney, pp. 120 - 126, presented at Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, University of Sydney, 29 - 30 September 2014, http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISME/article/viewFile/7646/8071

Wilson KF; Low DJ, (eds.), 2014, 'Predicting Student Success in Statics', in Proceedings of the AAEE2014 Conference, School of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University, Turitea Campus, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4442, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 130, presented at Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference 2014, Wellington, New Zealand, 08 - 10 December 2014

Low DJ; Timmers H, 2011, 'A low-pain assessment model for laboratories and tutorials', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science & Mathematics Education 2011, UniServe Science, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 199 - 204, presented at Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Edication 2011, Melbourne, Australia, 28 - 30 September 2011, http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISME/article/viewFile/4837/5576

Low DJ, 2010, 'Teaching inductively: games in the tertiary classroom', in Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference, 2010, The University of Sydney, University of Sydney, presented at UniServe Science 2010, University of Sydney, 30 September - 01 October 2010, http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISME/article/viewFile/4653/5448

Low DJ, 2009, 'Student perceptions of lecture approaches in first-year Engineering Physics', in Student perceptions of lecture approaches in first-year Engineering Physics, Motivating Science Undergraduates: Ideas and Interventions, University of Sydney, presented at Motivating Science Undergraduates: Ideas and Interventions, University of Sydney, 01 - 02 October 2009

Taylor JR; Low DJ; Reeder MJ, 2007, 'Sodar observations of organised flows in tropical northern Australia', in 14th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) Conference in conjunction with Southern Annular Mode (SAM) Workshop, 14th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) Conference in conjunction with Southern Annular Mode (SAM) Workshop, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 66 - 66, presented at 14th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) Conference in conjunction with Southern Annular Mode (SAM) Workshop, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 05 - 08 February 2007

Taylor JR; Jovanovich M; Low DJ, (ed.), 2006, 'Sodar Spectra at Low Levels in the Stable Nocturnal Boundary Layer', in International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing, ISARS 13, International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing, ISARS 13, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, pp. 154 - 155, presented at International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing, ISARS 13, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 18 - 20 July 2006

Taylor JR; Low DJ; Reeder MJ, (ed.), 2006, 'Sodar Diagnosis of Mesoscale Boundary Layer Convergence', in International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing, ISARS 13, International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing, ISARS 13, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, pp. 125 - 127, presented at International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing, ISARS 13, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 18 - 20 July 2006

Taylor JR; Jovanovich M; Low DJ, (ed.), 2006, 'Measuring Turbulence with Doppler Sodars', in 13th National AMOS Conference. Climate, Water and Sustainability, 13th National AMOS Conference. Climate, Water and Sustainability, Newcastle, NSW, pp. 67 - 67, presented at 13th National AMOS Conference. Climate, Water and Sustainability, Newcastle, NSW, 06 - 08 February 2006

Burns BA; Taylor JR; Low DJ, (ed.), 2006, 'Retrieval Errors in Spectral Parameters Dstimated by Gaussian Fitting', in 13th National AMOS Conference. Climate, Water and Sustainability, 13th National AMOS Conference. Climate, Water and Sustainability, Newcastle, NSW, pp. 17 - 17, presented at 13th National AMOS Conference. Climate, Water and Sustainability, Newcastle, NSW, 06 - 08 February 2006

Taylor JR; Zawar-Reza P; Low DJ; Aryal P, 2005, 'Verification of a mesoscale model using boundary layer wind profiler data', in 16th National Congress 2005, 16th National Congress 2005, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at 16th National Congress 2005, Australian National University, Canberra, 31 January - 04 February 2005

Taylor JR; Low DJ; Woods G, (eds.), 2002, 'Can Sodar and Rass Measure Dynamic Stability in the Nocturnal Boundary Layer?', in 11th International Symposium on Acoustic Remote Sensing and Associated Techniques of the Atmosphere and Oceans, 11th International Symposium on Acoustic Remote Sensing and Associated Techniques of the Atmosphere and Oceans, Rome, Italy, pp. 251 - 254, presented at 11th International Symposium on Acoustic Remote Sensing and Associated Techniques of the Atmosphere and Oceans, Rome, Italy, 24 - 28 June 2002

Low DJ; Drake VA; Lynam P, 2000, 'Flexible Teaching Initiatives in Physics at ADFA', in Moving Online: A Conference to Explore the Challenges for Workplaces, Colleges and Universities, Moving Online: A Conference to Explore the Challenges for Workplaces, Colleges and Universities, Gold Coast, Qld, presented at Moving Online: A Conference to Explore the Challenges for Workplaces, Colleges and Universities, Gold Coast, Qld, 18 - 19 August 2000

Low DJ; Tsuda T, 2000, 'Humidity profiling with wind profiler and RASS alone?', in 5th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling : Needs and Technology, 5th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling : Needs and Technology, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 101 - 103, presented at 5th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling : Needs and Technology, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 04 - 08 December 2000

Low DJ; Taylor JR; Aryal P, 2000, 'Testing an integrated boundary layer profiling system', in 5th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling : Needs and Technology, 5th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling : Needs and Technology, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 297 - 299, presented at 5th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling : Needs and Technology, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 04 - 08 December 2000

Taylor JR; Low DJ; Woods G; Aryal P, 2000, 'Testing an integrated boundary layer profiling system', in AMOS 2000 : 7th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Conference, AMOS 2000 : 7th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Conference, Melbourne, pp. 113 - 113, presented at AMOS 2000 : 7th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Conference, Melbourne, 06 - 09 February 2000

Taylor JR; Low DJ, 2000, 'Making air visible : Communicating ideas about the atmosphere', in 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 45, presented at 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 10 - 15 December 2000

Low DJ; Drake VA; Lynam P, 2000, 'Approaches to flexible delivery in Physics', in 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. MT1, presented at 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 10 - 15 December 2000

Taylor JR; Low DJ; Aryal P, (ed.), 2000, 'Wind profiling with an integrated acoustic and electromagnetic system', in ISARS 2000 : Atmosphere and Oceans and Associated Techniques, ISARS 2000 : Atmosphere and Oceans and Associated Techniques, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 23 - 26, presented at ISARS 2000 : Atmosphere and Oceans and Associated Techniques, Auckland, New Zealand, 25 November - 01 December 2000

Low DJ; Adachi T; Tsuda T, (ed.), 1999, 'MU radar-RASS measurements of tropospheric turbulence parameters', in 6th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Conference (AMOS 1999), 6th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 51, presented at 6th National Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 08 - 11 February 1999

Other

Wilson AN; Wilson KF; Low DJ, Taking the pee out of physics: how boys are getting a leg-up

Wilson KF; Wilson AN; Low DJ, Not taking the piss: why it’s important to examine how we teach and test physics to reduce gender bias

Conference Posters

Low DJ; Wilson KF, (ed.), 2016, 'Scaffolding laboratory skills', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2016, UniServe Science, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, The University of Queensland, pp. 86 - 87, presented at 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (22nd Annual UniServe Science Conference), The University of Queensland, 28 - 30 September 2016

Low DJ; Wilson KF, 2016, 'A scaffolded skills approach in the first-year physics laboratory', in A scaffolded skills approach in the first-year physics laboratory, 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Brisbane, Australia, presented at 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 04 - 08 December 2016